The Fender Super Reverb 45-watt tube combo guitar amplifier was offered in a blackface finish between 1963 and 1967, although some early silverface finished units still had blackface circuitry. Well known for its scooped mids, the Super Reverb features the same design as the Fender Super, but with the addition of built-in reverb and tremolo effects, and has four 10″ speakers.
This 1966 Fender Super Reverb is in exceptional cosmetic condition and good working order. The combination of a quad of 10” speakers and forty five watts of pure Fender blackface clean tone produces one of the best combo amps of all time.
This one carries the revered AB 763 circuit. Perfect for live gigs on any stage and an ideal recording amplifier, this unit provides plenty of pristine Fender cleans until you hit the 4-5 range on the volume dial, where a bit of tube and speaker breakup sends the amp into a sweet crunch or smooth overdrive depending on your preference. The reverb is lush and deep, and the tremolo has a nice pulse, with everything from swampy and slow, to machine gun fast tremolo. While the speakers are branded Fender, they are likely to be Jensen Alnicos.
The circuit appears to be untouched apart from a couple of correct capacitors which is to be expected on a 50 year old amp. This Super Reverb is a USA model so the original 117 volt transformer has been replaced. The chassis itself is very clean as is the original blackface faceplate, which features the CBS era “Fender Musical Instruments” label. The good thing about blackface Fender amps of this period is that CBS did not mess with original design which dates back to 1963.
The original smooth black tolex and sparkle grill cloth are in good shape, with a few light scuffs and only very minor wear around the edges of the cabinet. The original nickel corners, chassis straps, chrome tilt-back legs, and raised Fender logo are present, and all hardware is in excellent shape. The tube chart is intact as well, with an AB763 circuit stamp and its identification as a 1966 model.
This blackface Super Reverb is in great shape and has been well maintained. These are now extremely hard to find, especially in this almost original condition, and this one is ready for another round onstage or in the studio.
Famous Super Reverb players include Johnny Marr, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robben Ford (when his Dumble can’t travel), Ronnie Earl and Derek Trucks.
Comes with original footswitch with a newer extra long cable.